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Recent Songs

San Antonio Rose (10/19) PSR-S975

Sunny Side Of The Street (9/17) PSR-S975

Green Eyes (6/17) PSR-S975

Jersey Bounce (PSR-S975)

When You Wish Upon A Star (PSR-S910)

Jambalaya (PSR-S910)

Musical Background

(June, 2012) My music life had humble beginnings and pretty much remained humble throughout most of my life. Like many who love to play music, my introduction to music occurred at home where my father enjoyed playing by ear, mostly on mandolin, with me accompanying him on a ukulele. Visiting relatives and friends would inevitably join in for a group music session.

Because of so many instruments having found their way into my parents' home over the years, these became my "play things," which helped develop my musical ear. I also played various instruments in our tiny town's school bands.

Growing up and leaving home interrupted my music making until my wife, Joanne, went through a season of purchasing worn out, homeless pianos. I enjoyed resuming the discovery and creative experience I had begun in my youth, and eventually began playing my own simple imitations of various playing styles, including stride, focusing mostly on old standards that my father played at home.

In late 2005, I saw on the internet how meaningful good entertainment can be for residents of senior care homes. This so touched me emotionally that I felt compelled to become a provider of some kind of meaningful entertainment. Residents had enjoyed my simple piano playing for my mother and mother-in-law when they were in care homes, so something "keyboard-ish" seemed to be the answer. I purchased a Yamaha DGX-305 keyboard and Roland monitor speakers, not knowing how best to use them. I focused on playing using style files and, after a month, the rest became history as the music instantly became a hit. I now play a PSR-S910 and have been averaging over 200 events per year, playing exclusively for seniors at every kind of senior living facility, specializing in songs mostly from 1900 - 1959.

For 5 ½ years, I didn't know anybody else who played arranger keyboards. Then I found PSR Tutorial. This forum has become an oasis of knowledge and inspiration for me. Thank you, Joe Waters, and all you participating members!

Royce's MP3 Song Index

Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. The list below includes all of Royce's songs arranged alphabetically by song title. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song. Songs recorded on the PSR-S975 (98) or the PSR-S910 (91).

Alice Blue Gown (91)

Allegheny Moon (91)

Are You Lonesome Tonight (91)

As Time Goes By (S9)

Blue Hawaii (S9)

Button Up Your Overcoat (91)

Calcutta (S9)

Danny Boy (91)

Darktown Strutters Ball (S9)

Dream (S9)

Exactly Like You (91)

Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue (91)

Frankie And Johnny Jam (91)

God Bless America (91)

Green Eyes (98)

Half As Much (91)

Hello Dolly (91)

I Don't Know Enough About You (91)

I'm Confessin' That I Love You (S9)

It's Been A Long Long Time (S9)

Jambalaya (91)

Jersey Bounce (98)

Last Date (91)

Lullaby Of Birdland (91)

Make The World Go Away (91)

Marie (S9)

My Little Grass Shack (S9)

The Nearness Of You (S9)

On The Sunny Side Of The Street (98)

Peg Of My Heart (91)

Plan A Dream (S9)

Red River Valley (91)

Red Roses For A Blue Lady (91)

San Antonio Rose (98)

Shine On Harvest Moon (S9)

There'll Be Some Changes Made (91)

When You Wish Upon A Star (91)

A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation (S9)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (91)

Young At Heart (91)